GAME 6 RECAP

STAR TRIBUNE’S THREE STARS

1. Jason Spezza, Dallas: Veteran center had a goal and three assists, won 12 of 16 faceoffs and was a brute up the middle.

2. Jared Spurgeon, Wild: Lauded by his coach and opponents, the diminutive defenseman played big with a pair of power-play goals and five blocked shots.

3. Jamie Benn, Dallas: The NHL playoff scoring leader had two assists and a killer goal late in the second period to put the Stars up 4-0.

BY THE NUMBERS

10-7 The Wild’s playoff record in elimination games.

Plus-64 First-period shot attempt differential in the series, with Dallas holding a huge edge.

16 Seconds separating the first two Wild goals Sunday, a franchise playoff record.

5-4 Wild record this season in afternoon games. The Stars were 5-1.

27-11 Faceoff win-loss for Wild captain Mikko Koivu on Sunday.

 

The quote

“It was insane.”

— Wild center Charlie Coyle on the third period.

CHRIS MILLER